Stefan Gunther currently serves as the Associate Vice President Faculty Affairs at University of Maryland Global Campus. He has more than 25 years of experience in academic administration for institutions as diverse as Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia, George Washington University, DeVry University, Strayer University and USDA Graduate School.

At these institutions, he has administered university-wide summer programs (GWU); developed new offerings for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (UVA); served as the highest-ranking academic leader in the College of Business and Management for three DC-area campuses (DeVry); and conceived and developed numerous new curriculum areas and courses (USDA).  His professional interests coalesce around working with both adjunct and full-time faculty; serving adult and non-traditional learners; and expanding the reach of online education.  

He holds a PhD in English and American Literature from Brandeis University (2000) and has lived up and down the Eastern seaboard since 1987 (with a distinct soft spot for Boston).  A native of Aschaffenburg, Germany, after attending the University of Würzburg for two years he spent a formative year studying English literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury (1986/1987) and completed his Master’s degree at SUNY Oneonta (1988).  He has been married to his wife Lisa for 22 years, and they have one daughter (Andi), a rising high school senior (as well as two cats).  When not working, he enjoys reading, traveling, running and watching soccer and baseball (Go Red Sox!).    

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